Awards of Distinction
AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
In addition to awarding Excellence in Retailing Awards at the Galas, each year, Retail Council of Canada also honours individuals who have made unique, exceptional and lasting impacts on the retail industry through the Awards of Distinction.
Here is a list of past recipents of the Awards of Distinction
Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year
The Distinguished Canadian Retail of the Year Award recognizes a retail leader that has led his/her company to outstanding business success and innovation and that has consistently demonstrated community commitment and support. The recipient is seen as a role model because of his/her exceptional leadership within the corporation, in the retail industry in Canada and in the community at large, through personal and/or corporate philanthropic activities. While years of service within the company are not a prerequisite, the individual’s term as chief executive officer must commensurate with the company’s outstanding success. The individual must be widely respected throughout the industry for his/her achievements and the corporation he/she represents must be seen as a leader in the business community.
2022 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year Winner
Paul Wood, President and CEO, Giant Tiger
“Throughout the last 61 years, Giant Tiger stores have been fiercely committed to the communities we call home and making a positive impact on our neighbours, our friends, and our families. From our relationships with local charities to our corporate partnerships with national organizations, Giant Tiger has always championed doing good for the greatest number of people.” – Paul Wood
Best Buy Canada
The Home Depot Canada
London Drugs Limited
Leon’s Furniture Ltd.
Canadian Tire Corporation
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Staples Canada Inc.
Costco Wholesale Canada Limited